Cultivation

February 25, 2007 by · Comment
Filed under: Leadership, People 

A common business adage these days is that “if you don’t move forward, you will fall backwards”. This is reasonable, in a sense. There is a good chance that in a competitive environment, maintaining the status quo internally will give others an opportunity to make advances and leave you in the dust. In effect, you indeed fall backwards. Read more

Completing a Project

February 18, 2007 by · Comment
Filed under: Process, Project management, Teamwork 

For some, a project is done when the task they have been working on has been completed to their satisfaction. Their work is tossed over the wall to someone else, at least until it is tossed back to them. Read more

Fostering a Project Along

February 11, 2007 by · Comment
Filed under: Project management, Teamwork 

I was working with a team in a technology company this week, going over some of the soft skills and hard practices of project management. This is a team from a variety of disciplines that works together on projects. They had recently completed a project that people in the organization characterized as a ‘train wreck’. On the surface, one would think there would be opportunities to improve on their performance. Read more

Shaping Your Projects

February 4, 2007 by · Comment
Filed under: Leadership, Project management 

When it comes to getting a great deal of work done, there’s nothing like defining a project as a means of collecting your thoughts, organizing the activities and understanding the expected outcomes for your efforts. This is true if you are building a fence or a software product, but it also applies when the end result is far less tangible as well. The same approach can be very effective in building a competitive position in the marketplace, or systematically evolving your perspective on a topic. Read more

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